Analyzing list of Eagles’ pending free agents in 2022

The Eagles’ season ended on Sunday afternoon in Tampa, so now it’ time to look ahead toward the offseason.

Thanks to four contract extensions for the remaining members of the 2018 class (Dallas Goedert, Josh Sweat, Avonte Maddox, Jordan Mailata) the Eagles’ list of free agents isn’t as notable this year. They did a good job taking care of those guys before they hit the market — a Joe Banner/Howie Roseman special.

But the Eagles still have 9 pending unrestricted free agents, 4 restricted free agents, 1 exclusive rights free agent and one legend who technically isn’t a free agent but whose future is a question.

Let’s get to the list:

Unrestricted free agents

These players will become become free agents on March 16, when the new league year begins. The legal tampering period begins at noon on March 14; that’s when contract negotiations can begin with other clubs. Until then, the Eagles have exclusive negotiating rights with these players.

Rodney McLeod

McLeod, 31, has been with the Eagles since the 2016 season when he signed as a free agent from the St. Louis Rams. In his six years with the Eagles, he helped the team win a Super Bowl, made several playoff appearances and came back from two separate ACL tears. After Malcolm Jenkins left a couple years ago, McLeod became a very important leader for the defense and the team in general. In 2021, he got off to…

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